Holland College | Medical Support Services



Medical Support Services

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Medical Secretary
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level.

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: A keyboarding course with over 25 net wpm would be an asset. A Criminal Records Check is commonly required by employers.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,070 $ 3,328
Lab Fee $ – $ 150
FirstAid/WHMIS $ - $ 100
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee $ 100
Total $ 4,728 $ 4,336
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 2,693 $ 3,014
2ndinstallment due January 6, 2020 $ 2,035 $ 1,322
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Materials and supplies $ 150 $ 100
Books $ 1,500 $ 330
Total $ 1,650 $ 430

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Private physicians’ and dental offices

  • Medical, dental and veterinary clinics

  • Hospitals and nursing homes

  • Government health and social service departments

  • Medical, dental, nursing, veterinary and other allied health training schools and colleges

  • Insurance companies

  • Publishers

  • Research foundations and institutes

  • Allied health organizations: Red Cross, addiction services, ambulance services

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

As a specialized medical administrative assistant, you will be part of an industry that is constantly growing, and where each day presents different challenges. The Medical Support Services program trains you to work as a medical secretary, health unit coordinator, or administrative professional in private health care facilities. You will take courses in areas such as keyboarding, professionalism, transcription, medical office billing, document management, and pharmacological terms and references. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter the health care sector in various capacities with a variety of responsibilities.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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